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Soybean meal vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Soybean meal and Flour

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc and Vitamin B5, however Flour is richer in Selenium.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily Copper needs 206% more than Flour.
  • Flour has 23 times less Potassium than Soybean meal. Soybean meal has 2490mg of Potassium, while Flour has 107mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Flour
Contains more Iron +195.3%
Contains more Calcium +1526.7%
Contains more Potassium +2227.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1290.9%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +622.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +549.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Contains more Iron +195.3%
Contains more Calcium +1526.7%
Contains more Potassium +2227.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1290.9%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +622.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +549.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Flour
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1193.2%
Contains more Folate +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 0% 1% 138%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1193.2%
Contains more Folate +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
63
Soybean meal
50
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
40
Flour

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
76%
Flour
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
5%
Flour

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Soybean meal Flour
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Flour
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sugars (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Soybean meal Flour Opinion
Calories 337 364 Flour
Protein 49.2 10.33 Soybean meal
Fats 2.39 0.98 Soybean meal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 35.89 76.31 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.7 4.64 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 15 Soybean meal
Potassium 2490 107 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 22 Soybean meal
Sugars 0.27 Soybean meal
Fiber 2.7 Flour
Copper 2 0.144 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 0.7 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 701 108 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 2 Flour
Vitamin A 40 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0.06 Flour
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.691 0.785 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.494 Flour
Vitamin B3 2.587 5.904 Flour
Vitamin B5 1.976 0.438 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0.044 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Flour
Folate 303 183 Soybean meal
Trans Fat 0 Flour
Saturated Fat 0.268 0.155 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 0.087 Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 0.413 Soybean meal
Tryptophan 0.653 0.127 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 0.281 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 0.357 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 0.71 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 0.228 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 0.183 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 0.52 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 0.415 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 0.23 Soybean meal
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/nutrients
  2. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.